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Regional Municipality of Durham

Senior Risk & Insurance Examiner


Posted 11 Days Ago1571772

Company Information

The Region of Durham, dedicated to maintaining outstanding standards of service, relies on the expertise and commitment of our employees. You’d be surprised at the diverse career choices we have to offer! If you seek a career with growth and challenge, where quality and accountability work in tandem with integrity and a responsiveness to change, we welcome you to learn more about us.

Job Description


To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our website and apply online at to Job ID 10223 no later than June 3, 2018. 

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

Reporting to the Supervisor, Risk and Loss Control, the incumbent will:

  • Recommend loss control and risk management initiatives to reduce claims exposure

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of risk management goals and objectives for DMIP members

  • Manage all aspects of DMIP's self-insured Liability Claim Program

  • Investigate, negotiate and settle claims for property damage on DMIP member municipalities owned properties; investigate, negotiate and settle claims made by third parties against DMIP member municipalities for bodily injury and property damage losses

  • Liaise with insurance companies and any other party for recovery of the Municipality's costs with regard to damaged property as a result of accidents or the actions of others

  • Collaborate with law firms and work directly with legal counsel on claims matters, including but not limited to attendance at pre-trials, trials, mediations and settlement conferences

  • Design and implement plans for loss prevention when trends are detected

  • Assist in the development and presentation of seminars and workshops and identify, develop and lead risk management training for staff involved in insurance claims throughout the Region and in DMIP member municipalities

  • Work with Actuary, Auditor and Insurer to assist in annual renewal analysis and year-end financial statements

The successful applicant must possess:

  • A University Degree in Business Administration or a related discipline

  • Completion of the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation

  • Completion of the Canadian Risk Management designation (CRM) is an asset

  • Extensive experience in insurance, claims and risk management preferably in a municipal environment

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and related practices, policies and procedures, insurance policy and insurance and common law, directives and guidelines from the Ontario Superintendent of Insurance, claims investigation methods and techniques and statement taking and interview techniques

  • Strong computer skills using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and familiarity with insurance specific software (eg. RiskMaster and ClearRisk)

  • Sound judgement and decision making skills

  • Proven accuracy and detail orientation

  • Strong analytical, interpretation and problem solving skills

  • Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Effective organizational and time management skills

  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to deal with discretion and tact in matters of confidentiality

  • A valid driver's licence and the use of a reliable vehicle

Contact Information

Regional Municipality of Durham
Robert Walz
Supervisor of Risk and Loss Control
9056687711 x 2776